Klopp Comments On Coutinho's Move To Barca
Jurgen Klopp Comments On Philippe Coutinho's Move To FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona broke their club transfer record to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp has now commented on the player's departure.
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On Saturday night, the Catalan giants confirmed they had reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of the Brazil international.
Klopp reveals they did everything possible to try and keep Coutinho at the club, but admits it was the player's dream.
"It is with great reluctance that we – as a team and club – prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho," he told the Liverpool's official website.
"It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known.
"Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his team-mates this was a move he was desperate to make happen.
"Despite that, we managed to keep the player here beyond the summer window, hoping that we would be able to persuade him to stay and be part of what we are looking to do.
"I can tell the Liverpool supporters that we, as a club, have done everything within our means to convince Philippe that remaining part of LFC was as attractive as moving to Spain, but he is 100 per cent certain his future – and that of his family – belongs at Barcelona.
"It is his dream and I am now convinced there is nothing left at our disposal to change his mind."
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